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Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

Join us on an incredible two-week journey as we look at what it means to be a woman in animation. Students will design their own female lead character while studying narrative structure, fairy tales, and writing tropes and stereotypes in animated films. After developing storyboards and character

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to

Workshops
Sat, Apr 18 | 10:30–noon

The natural movement of long, flowing hair is notoriously difficult to replicate in animation. However, the complex and unpredictable action of hair in motion can be broken down into simple steps and principles. Join us in this workshop to learn about timing, follow-through, and the Wave Principle

Workshops
Sat, Apr 18 | 1–2:30pm

The natural movement of long, flowing hair is notoriously difficult to replicate in animation. However, the complex and unpredictable action of hair in motion can be broken down into simple steps and principles. Join us in this workshop to learn about timing, follow-through, and the Wave Principle

Workshops
Sat, Apr 4 | 1–2:30pm

Wind can be a difficult element to illustrate in animation, as its effects are more visible than its presence. Disney films like The Old Mill (1937) perfectly depict the illusion of wind while showing the range of a soft breeze to a wild storm. Breeze through this workshop to learn more about the

Workshops
Sat, Apr 4 | 10:30–noon

Wind can be a difficult element to illustrate in animation, as its effects are more visible than its presence. Disney films like The Old Mill (1937) perfectly depict the illusion of wind while showing the range of a soft breeze to a wild storm. Breeze through this workshop to learn more about the

Workshops
Sun, Apr 19 | 10:30am–12:30pm

When Disneyland Park opened 65 years ago in July 1955, one of the opening day attractions was King Arthur’s Carrousel. Today, the attraction features 68 intricately-crafted white horses, each with its own unique name and details. Saddle up at this workshop to discover more about the history of this

Talks
Sat, May 30 | 1pm

When people ask John Collins how he started building paper airplanes, he responds: “I just never stopped.” Little did he know that a childhood hobby would turn into a world record for the furthest paper airplane flight, appearances on numerous television shows, including Conan and TEDx, and four

Talks
Sat, May 9 | 2pm

Arriving on Angel Island while the Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect, nine-year-old Tyrus Wong was separated from his father, left with only his forged immigration papers and a fake name. Despite facing poverty and discrimination, a summer scholarship at Otis Art Institute would later lead him to

Talks
Sat, Jun 13 | 2pm

When The Imagineering Story premiered on Disney+ in 2019, it introduced the world to the fascinating stories, people, and technologies behind the 12 Disney Parks currently operating across three continents. Join Director and Producer Leslie Iwerks, granddaughter of Ub Iwerks and daughter of Don

Talks
Sat, Apr 4 | 1pm

Milicent Patrick was a true Renaissance woman. Not only was she one of The Walt Disney Studios’ first female animators, but throughout her illustrious career, she also worked as an actress, makeup artist, and special effects designer. Recently recognized as the costume designer behind the iconic

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us for this two-week intensive class that focuses on 2D digital animation. Students learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical, hand-drawn animation skills, then create their own short film.

Class culminates in a friends-and-family screening of all final projects.

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Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us as we explore animation through the lens of race, ethnicity, and culture from around the world. In this two-week class, students will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using paper cut-out animation skills, students will then design

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every visible element of a character can give a viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original characters. As you create a new personality for your character, dive further

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

If you are interested in learning about computer animation, join us for this two-week intensive 3D animation class. This course will cover essentials like the twelve principles of animation and the industry-standard software Maya to help you bring objects and characters to life. Gain a working

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

A well-developed setting can set your story apart and completely immerse your audience. Join us for a two-week intensive course exploring visual development as well as an exclusive look into today’s animation field led by guest animators.  

In this session, students focus on the process of crafting

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to

Field Trips
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm

Students tour the main museum galleries in search of unique hand-drawn special effects in Disney classics from 1937 to 1966, discussing The Walt Disney Studios’ many technological innovations, like the Multiplane Camera that brought new dimensions to Walt’s stories. In the Learning Center, students